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well first i'd let to tell my story. I used to have very thick curly kelis except a little looser type hair. One day I went to my stylist to get my hair flat ironed. I usually get my hair pressed and have been getting it pressed all my life. She used this flat iron called a babyless and it got my hair amazingly straight. I was happy for a while until i discovered that my hair was permanently straight. When i washed my hair my hair had no bounce and was flat. I knew my hair wasn't dead because it wasn't falling out it was just very straight. I decided to give my hair a while to get back to normal but after a few months still no change no curl except in my roots. I didn't know what else to do except accept my fate to have straight hair forever. I thought my curls would never come back. Now i've been trying to grow out my hair but I need a recommendation for a good deep conditioner to use to try and repair the elasticity of my hair. Should I cut my hair off? I really don't want to. Since there were no chemicals involved what other options do I have? I've posted some pics here of my hair before. HELP me get back to that if you can...
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Your story sounds very similar to mine. For some reason I was unable to open your photo album, but it sounds as though your hair description sounds as though your hair has been heat damaged. And the curl in your roots is your new growth. The best thing you can do for your hair is take a break from heat (i.e. getting it flat-ironed) and start deep-conditioning & moisturizing. I personally like ORS (Organic Root Stimulator) Olive Oil Replenishing Pak. I've found mine at CVS for about $1.40. I can't really recommend a daily moisturizer; still trying to find one I like. HTH.
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I haven't used the ORS replinishing pack, but I heard a lot of good things about it. I have been using the ORS hair mayo and my hair feels great each time I use it. I know there are some girls on here who use a Pantene Relaxed and Natural deep conditioning (sorry can't recall the full name of it--but I think if you look up Curlynikki's website I believe she uses it). Anywho, I think that if your hair has been damaged from the heat of the flatiron you will eventually have to cut it off...in the meantime you definitely are making the right decision to find good deep conditions and also keep babying your hair back to good health.

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I use Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. This stuff is awesome!!! It leaves my hair feeling very soft. I also use their GPB conditioner as a prepoo and add a little olive oil. You can find these conditioners on Amazon or Whole Foods.
Last texturizer-9/18/08
BC-12/30/09


Have you tried a protein treatment?
Just wondering what heat protectant your stylist used on your hair?
Instead of cutting your hair, maybe you could do braid-outs and twist-outs to give your hair a break from heat styling and to mimic the natural texture of your hair.
Good Luck.
Last Relaxer: May 8, 2008
BC: May 27, 2009
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tnatural, do you use the AO Honeysuckle as a rinse-out or leave-in?
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vainty, your hair looks great. what style is it that is in your hair in that pic?
I use Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. This stuff is awesome!!! It leaves my hair feeling very soft. I also use their GPB conditioner as a prepoo and add a little olive oil. You can find these conditioners on Amazon or Whole Foods.
Originally Posted by tnatural
just wanted to add that drugstore.com carries them too.
Last Relaxer: 09/19/08
BC: 01/30/09
Misc: 1st time going natural was '94-'98; 2nd time - '99-2003; This time I will not go back to relaxers.
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vainty, your hair looks great. what style is it that is in your hair in that pic?
Originally Posted by mixedbaby
That's my flat twist out. I can't flat twist it myself. My stylist does it. I wear the twists for 4 or 5 days, then I take them loose.
Thanks for the compliment.
Last Relaxer: May 8, 2008
BC: May 27, 2009
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tnatural, do you use the AO Honeysuckle as a rinse-out or leave-in?
Originally Posted by DivaGyrl

DivaGyrl I use it as a rinse out conditioner. I don't think it would make a good leave-in because it's thick and creamy. It might not blend in well. For a leave-in I use Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner. It works pretty well.
Last texturizer-9/18/08
BC-12/30/09



Last edited by tnatural; 02-21-2009 at 10:45 PM. Reason: spelling error

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